The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the
development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role
in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has around 9000
members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of
over 300,000 enterprises from around 276 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.
CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and
enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized
services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key
Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship
programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and
inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood,
diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.
India is now set to become a US$ 5 trillion economy in the next five years and Indian industry will remain the
principal growth engine for achieving this target. With the theme for 2019-20 as 'Competitiveness of India Inc -
India@75: Forging Ahead', CII will focus on five priority areas which would enable the country to stay on a solid
growth track. These are - employment generation, rural-urban connect, energy security, environmental
sustainability and governance.
With 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 10 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt,
France, Germany, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 355
counterpart organizations in 126 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the
international business community.
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The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was formed in the year 2001. The vision of the Council is - "to enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025".
The Council offers a wide array of services which include developing new green building rating programmes, certification services and green building training programmes. IGBC has been organising Green Building Congress, its annual flagship event on Green Buildings since 2001.
The Council is committee-based, member-driven and consensus-focused. All the stakeholders of the construction industry comprising of architects, developers, product manufacturers, corporate, Government, academia and nodal agencies participate in the Council activities through local chapters. The Council also closely works with several State Governments, Central Government, World Green Building Council, bilateral & multilateral agencies in promoting green building concepts in the country.
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